Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)
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Vehicles equipped with this weapon
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
This gun is the staple of Italian aircraft weapons from tier I through to tier IV. Nearly all aircraft- that is, all aircraft save for the foreign premiums, and the Ju-87 variants, have at least two of these guns. It is often equipped with other guns as well. While good at lower BRs and tiers, starting at tier III/BR 3.7, these guns begin to lose their effectiveness and destructive power. Fortunately, usually italian planes starting from that BR are equipped with MG151/20s as either wing-mounted or centre-mounted Motorkanone to provide sufficient damage output.
Pros and cons
- IAI (explosive) bullets
- Early-game API-T Tracer belts
- Air Targets belts
- Comes on planes with absolutely stunning performance, with playstyles comparable to tier III spitfires.
- Usually centre-mounted on the engine cowling, just like MG131s.
- Shreds through aircraft parts and modules if you aim precisely.
- Relatively accurate.
- Good early-game damage, especially in reserves, where belts of air targets and tracer simply shred through other biplanes, soft ground targets and reserves...
- But anemic performance upwards of tier III.
- Low rate of fire compared to contemporary .50-caliber guns (700 rounds per minute, as opposed to 750 rounds per minute on early M2s, 768 on late-game M2s, 798 on Berezins and 900 on MG131s and Ho-103s)
- Low muzzle velocity compared to other guns.
- Damage becomes punctual beginning at higher tiers.
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|Aircraft machine guns|
|7.62 mm||Browning · M134 Minigun|
|12.7 mm||Browning M2 · Browning M3|
|7.62 mm||MG 3|
|7.92 mm||MG 15 · MG 17 · MG 81|
|12.7 mm||FN M3P|
|13.0 mm||MG 131|
|7.62 mm||DA · PV-1 · ShKAS|
|12.7 mm||Berezin UB · A-12.7 · YaK-B|
|7.7 mm||Lewis · Vickers E · Vickers K · Browning .303|
|7.7 mm||Te-1 · Type 89 · Type 89 special|
|7.92 mm||Type 98|
|12.7 mm||Ho-103 · Ho-104|
|7.7 mm||Type 92 · Type 97|
|13.0 mm||Type 2|
|13.2 mm||Type 3|
|7.7 mm||Breda-SAFAT (7.7 mm)|
|7.92 mm||FN Browning|
|12.7 mm||Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm) · Scotti M1933|
|7.5 mm||Mle 33 · Darne 1933 · Mle 1923 · FN Browning Mle 38 · MAC 1934|